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286 reviews
#1 Best Value of 16 hotels in Mainland
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Reviewed 23 December 2017
Very friendly hotel

I stayed here for 4 nights in October, the Hotel and rooms are clean and tidy, the staff are very helpful. The bar and lounge has recently been refurbished and is really nice. The breakfast is... more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Evening meals

Would like to give more than a four but am afraid I can't. Discovered this bar well into our holidays and really liked it. The food in the bar is very good quality pub food and we enjoyed both meals... more

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387 reviews
#2 Best Value of 16 hotels in Mainland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very Cozy

I had the pleasure of staying here last Easter on a short trip to Orkney. Comfortable room, great art and vintage photos on the walls. The restaurant on site had a hardy menu, great whisky selection... more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nice hotel on Orkney Islands with lovely harbor view!

This hotel was simple but clean and comfortable. We had a wonderful view of the harbor from our room and had fun watching the fishing boats come and go. The location was perfect for walking around... more

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258 reviews
#3 Best Value of 16 hotels in Mainland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
60th Birthday Dinner

We were up in Kirkwall for one night for a 60th Birthday Dinner. The Dinner was in The West End Hotel so we decided to stay there as well. In the afternoon we had a walk around the town centre and... more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Friendly place to stay.

My companion and I both really enjoyed our 2 night stay here (21st and 22nd September 2017). Rooms are basic but clean and well appointed. The hotel is conveniently located. The restaurant food is... more

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332 reviews
#4 Best Value of 16 hotels in Mainland
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Reviewed 19 November 2017
Good Hotel with fabulous views

Good breakfasts and evening meals. Very popular with locals. Atmospheric bar. Very friendly staff who are knowledgeable. Stayed in Suite 1 with fabulous views of the loch and isle of Hoy in the... more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
A truly memorable and wonderful place to stay.

Excellent week spent in the Merkister Hotel. Staff very welcoming, friendly and attentive. The food was first class and we absolutely loved every minute of our stay. Perfect location for exploring... more

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97 reviews
#5 Best Value of 16 hotels in Mainland
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Reviewed 25 October 2017
Last minute booking

During a family holiday to Orkney we were looking for a place to have dinner as the hotel we normally use was fully booked and we phoned this one and 30 minutes we were sitting down to a very good... more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Coeliac heaven

If you are a coeliac this is the place to stay on Orkney. Delicious food with the emphasis on glutenfree. Accommodation is also of a high standard with excellent service from a young enthusiastic... more

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218 reviews
#6 Best Value of 16 hotels in Mainland
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Reviewed 4 November 2017
Stuck in a bygone era

Booked here as it was the cheapest at such short notice. It wasn't a terrible hotel, just dated and the room was cold. Single glazed windows and storage heaters. Room was spacious enough and clean... more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
short stay

It is an interesting building but getting a bit shabby in places. It was very busy in the summer but the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food is good and the menu is varied. The rooms... more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Intersting architecture, lovely views, and god food

Had dinner here in late September; the views in early evening, looking across to Ward Hill on Hoy, were quite stunning. (OK, OK, I know you don't go to a lavish restaurant for the views!) An... more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Surprisingly sophisticated restaurant and hotel in a remote place

I stayed two nights during a horrible autumn gale that made it all the nicer to have a cozy room, great service, and an excellent restaurant. The staff were great about helping me with the ferry... more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A gem in the beautiful Isles

The best place we stayed on Orkney by some distance. It’s on the hill on the way out of Kirkwall so has lovely views over the sea. Doesn’t look particularly special from the outside but inside is... more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
nice hotel,

we managed to stay here when our flight was cancelled due to weather. a superb find, great rooms, a bed that I really didn't want to leave, likewise the bar, two roaring coal fires a huge choice... more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
When on Orkney Islands

This is a good place to stop. Very nicely kept property with good food. I was a little surprised as I ordered a ham and cheese sandwich and the cheese was shredded and piled high on the sandwich... more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Hotel excellent, Pub not

The rooms in the hotel were excellent, very modern and very clean, with a really nice view of the loch and standing stones. Breakfast was delicious and had a good variety. The pub however that is... more

64 reviews
#10 Best Value of 16 hotels in Mainland
Reviewed 2 October 2017
A thoroughly enjoyable stay

From the moment we walked through the door until the moment we left we felt as though we were dear friends and not paying guests. The welcome was wonderful. We were shown to our room, told how... more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
A perfect refuge

Carols was so friendly and hospitable. Despite arriving like 2 drowned rats she let us walk through the house and turned over her boiler room to let us dry our motorbike gear. The house is amazing... more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Excellent Place to Stay.

This was our first trip to the Orkney Islands. The guest house is a purpose built property which is located within a short distance of Kirkwall town centre. The location is ideal and how lovely to... more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Do Not Stay Here!!!!

This is a very well to put it nicely a very very not nice place to stay, from being hindered from the moment we set foot upon the threshold we were bombarded and bamboozled with trivial un-aquatinted... more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Nice hotel, stunning views.

Well furnished, clean room. Excellent home cooked food. Cosy bar to relax after the meal. Stunning views and good walking location. WiFi. Lodge accommodation (previously used) a bit basic so stay in... more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Amazing hospitality and view

Relaxing with a stunning view. You have the option of staying in a regular hotel room with breakfast or one of the two lodges which have all the ammentities -- kitchen, washing machines, multiple... more

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